31st Oct, 2020

Webheath sisters raise money for Guide Dogs by selling flowers

TWO sisters from Webheath have been busy all summer long raising money for the charity Guide Dogs – through flower power.

Youngsters Evelyn and Megan Jervis, aged seven and four came up with the idea after hearing a talk from a representative from Guide Dogs.

They’d already planted trays of wild flowers and hit upon the idea of selling bouquets of the blooms for the charity.

“We’d started the seeds off in the greenhouse of my mother’s garden before planting them out in the top of the garden,” said mum Kate.

“The flowers then went a bit crazy throughout the summer and the girls were running up and down the road selling the bouquets – it was wonderful.”

In all the girls raised £50 and an added bonus was the number of bees the flowers attracted to their garden in search of pollen.

Vikki Holt, local fund raiser for Guide Dogs said: ”I am really pleased to accept the donation from the girls which will help train Guide Dogs.”

Borough Mayor Councillor Juliet Brunner met the girls at Forge Mill Needle Museum and said she was amazed by their generosity and kindness.

“Megan and Evelyn have been very inventive in their fundraising activities and I wish them well in their future endeavours,” she said.

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